Raptors are amazing! Did you know that the fastest animal on earth is NOT the cheetah, but rather the Peregrine Falcon which dives toward its prey at over 150 miles per hour! This incredible activity kit teaches participants all about birds of prey. From their keen eyesight to their hooked beaks and sharp claws (called talons), Raptors are unusual, fascinating animals to study. Kids get to make and take their own Golden Eagle Talon key chain!
Ages 8 and up.
Unit Goals and Concepts:
- Understand the three traits common to all raptors.
- Compare and contrast different types of raptors and learn interesting facts about them in the process!
- Learn why the claw is so important to the Golden Eagle.
- A Golden Eagle Talon replica for each participant to color or paint.
- Key rings, so this amazing claw can be a neat keychain.
- Baggies for participants to take home their projects in.
- Our exclusive instructor's activity guide that provides everything instructors need to teach about birds of prey and includes a reproducible activity sheet.
- The only materials you supply are paint or markers.
General: National Science Education Standard NS.K-4.3 and NS.5-8.3 Life Science.
Content Standard C: Characteristics of Organisms (K-4)
Each plant or animal has different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
Structure and Function in Living Systems (5-8)
Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function. Important levels of organization for structure and function include cells, organs, tissues, organ systems, whole organisms, and ecosystems.
Regulation and Behavior (5-8)
An organism’s behavior evolves through adaptation to its environment. How a species moves, obtains food, reproduces, and responds to danger is based in the species’ evolutionary history.
Populations and Ecosystems (5-8)
Populations of organisms can be categorized by the function they serve in an ecosystem. Food webs identify the relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem.
Specific (California standards):
(K.2a) Students know how to observe and describe similarities and differences in appearance and behavior of plants and animals.
(K.2c) Students know how to identify major structures of common plants and animals.
(1.2a) Students know different plants and animals inhabit different kinds of environments and have external features that help them thrive in different kinds of places.
(2.2d) Students know there is variation among individuals of one kind within a population.
(3.3a) Students know plants and animals have structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.